Naked Rudy Eugene, 31, was shot dead by police after he had ripped off almost the entire face of his victim, 65-year-old homeless man Ronald Poppo.
Mr Poppo, who was also naked during Saturday's attack beside a busy Miami causeway (bridge to South Beach), is fighting for his life in the hospital.
Eugene's on-off girlfriend of five years, who wanted to remain anonymous, told the Miami Herald that the supernatural or drugs were the only way the vicious attack could have happened: "I don't know how else to explain this," she told the newspaper.
His girlfriend, who is not Haitian, said she believed someone put a curse on him.
She said the depictions of Eugene as a face-chewing monster do not make sense to her.
"Something happened out of the ordinary that day. I don't want him to be labelled the Miami Zombie," she told the Miami Herald.
She remembered Eugene as a man of faith who had recently been trying to stop smoking marijuana: "If someone was lost or didn't know God, he would tell them about Him. He was a believer of God."
Blogger note:  Evidently he had conflicts, and would be a feather in the cap for the dark side, if conquered.  The dark evil forces are attracted to the Light, wanting to drain its energy.  

She said she never thought that voodoo existed - until now.
Eugene was originally from Haiti, where voodoo is chiefly practised.

Blogger notes: 
 I have personally witnessed supernatural happenings at a Haitian funeral, in a christian church, no less. People started going into a trance then suddenly flying, shooting straight up into the air at least five to six feet, , growling, becoming inhumanly strong, requiring several men to restrain them, and carry them out.  
One woman was right next to me, praying in a normal voice..suddenly she started growling, writhing, stretched out on the chairs..wild-eyed!  My companions and I tried to subdue her, and she violently pushed us away growling.  Several men rushed over and carried her out.  

Needless to say, we left immediately! 

Drugs and alcohol, anything that takes away human inhibitions, open up one to nefarious influences..say, demonic influences, influence from peers, even perhaps 'possession'.  The universe is all energy, and there are many dimensions that we can't see. Quantum physics research is discovering what saints and sages have known spiritually for eons.  These perhaps are the End Times.. not end of the world, but a time of great, perhaps cataclysmic changes due to natural, thus God-given cycles and satanic influences would be at their highest and most desperate to roam the world, seeking the ruin of souls.
St. Michael, Protect us Against the
Evil one. 

Ronald Poppo
Ronald Poppo (inset) is in critical condition in the trauma center of Miami
Eugene's mother, Ruth Charles, also talked to the media to defend her son.
"Everybody says that he was a zombie, but I know he's not a zombie; he's my son," she told Miami Herald news partner CBS-4.
She suspected her son was drugged: "I don't know what they injected in him to turn him into the person who did what he did," she told CBS-4, making the motion of someone putting a syringe into her arm.
Eugene's girlfriend said when she first saw TV reports of the attack, she had no idea Eugene was behind it.
"I thought to myself, 'Oh my God, that's crazy'," she told the Miami Herald.
But she said she had been trying to call Eugene, who had left her house on the morning of the attack, but could not get in contact with him.
She told the paper that Eugene had called her earlier on Saturday to say his car had broken down, and when she had not heard back from him later in the day, she started feeling uneasy.
But it was not until Monday, when she was contacted by a member of Eugene's family, that she found out he was behind the attack that had shocked the world.
"I'll never be the same," she told the paper.
Police initially said the attack could have been provoked by an overdose of a powerful new form of LSD mixed with 'cocaine psychosis'.
Reports, however, later suggested Eugene was likely to have been under the influence of the synthetic stimulant 'bath salts' made with the active agent mephedrone, which produces an often aggressive, chaotic experience for users, coupled with intense hallucinations.
Some friends and acquaintances told the media that Eugene was known as an easygoing and good friend.
But other people were coming forward saying he was struggling to stop smoking marijuana, having family problems and was not holding down a job.
Joe Aurelus, Eugene's friend since their teens, told the Miami Herald: "Rudy was battling the devil."